29 Celebrities you did not know starred in Star Wars

These celebs had small roles or cameos in George Lucas’ space opera franchise

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Kevin Smith

29 Celebrities you did not know starred in Star Wars 1

Clerks filmmaker Kevin Smith played a Kijimi local in The Rise of Skywalker. In a Facebook post he shared in December 2019, Smith revealed that director J.J. Abrams offered him the role shortly after he had a near-fatal heart attack.

“Back when I had my heart attack, J.J. sent me an email that said ‘Live through this and I’ll put you in Episode 9!’” Smith wrote. “When they went into production last year on The Rise of Skywalker, I wrote J.J. and asked ‘So… I’m alive. That offer still good?’ He confirmed and I flew out to England to visit Pinewood Studios for a few days, during which time I giddily watched J.J. do his thing until I was called into action! Ducking stormtroopers on Kijimi, Poe passes a cyborg walking beside a bundled-up local. That local is me!”

Prior to his cameo appearance in The Rise of Skywalker, Smith also voiced a stormtrooper in The Force Awakens.